Riding

Hyde Park was bursting with colour on the first day of October!

Not only was the foliage golden and falling from the trees, there was both horses and horse chestnuts all over Rotten Row. The Civil Service Riding Club, celebrating their 80th anniversary, invited riding schools from all over London to participate in The London Riding Horse Show.

Mudchute sent two entrants: Miss Jaime Mangan on Treasure, who won Best Young Rider after being awarded two Highly Commended rosettes in the Best Riding School Pony and Best Ridden Pony classes. Jaime negotiated with Treasure and displayed some fine trot and canter action.

Chaccino, known in Mudchute as Teddy, brought in a 5th place in the Prelim 13 class for non-affiliated riders and a very respectable mid 60’s score for Prelim 7 for those who ride at affiliated level. Not bad for their debut dressage event.

Looking forward to more entrants in 2018!


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Over the two-week Easter holiday, Mudchute Equestrian Centre hosted a program through Sport England for girls ages 8-16 to have a free 2 hour equestrian experience. Each session included 1 hour of riding and a 1 hour of grooming, whereby the girls learned basic horsemanship skills and got to pamper our very lucky horses and ponies. We were able to reach out to a variety of different ethnic backgrounds, and give many children an opportunity that their parents may not have otherwise been able to afford.

”Anika really enjoyed her time at Mudchute. She loves animals, and has always wanted to try riding, but with four children it was just not realistic, so we were really excited when we saw the poster for the Free Sport England program. She had an amazing day riding and grooming, and she is even going to come for a couple hours on the weekends to help out at the stables.” – Anika’s Mom, 12 yrs old

There has been an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from the girls who attended, and the program was hugely popular; so much so that we were fully booked every day! We look forward to welcoming our new horse enthusiasts back through our doors very soon.